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Re: [SLE] usb ide removable hard drive
Ok I have find on my own the answer to number 2) in the help files It says
to format to use the following
mkfs -t ext2 -c /dev/hdb1 (where /dev/hdb1 is the drive your want to
format) nowI just need to know the drive designation SuSe 7.2 gives to usb
storage drives. Any inputs?


On Thursday 09 August 2001 10:12, Robert Barish wrote:
> Hello Everyone
> Being a linux convert from windoz there are still somethings I am having a
> hard time with. I looked thru the archives to see if maybe be I can answer
> my own questions and I have been able to answer some and not others. The
> one I am working in right now is, I have a usb ide removeable hard drive I
> would like to use again. I believe it is supported. When in look usbmgr
> is see it there. So my qustions are as follows: 1)I am assuming I have to
> mount the drive first to use it. So how do I mount th drive. I know how
> to mount cdrom and floppy on the command line because I know the devices.
> 2)Once I have mounted the drive I will need to format the whole drive so I
> can put files on it under linux. How do I do this manually. Since I
> installed linux it has always been do automatically upon installation.
> Sorry for the real basic questions. I consider myself and very advance user
> on wwindoze and since my conversion (happly so) to linux I am having a hard
> time with the basics. I hope I have made my questions clear!
> Thanks again for all you patience and help
> bob

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